Very Valencia

Old Town and historic sights

Valencia Cathedral

Valencia's Cathedral is an impressive building nestled between two beautiful squares: Plaza de la Reina and the Plaza de la Virgen.

Built on the site of an ancient mosque, the cathedral’s mixed architectural style and adornments have given it its unique character over the years.

The cathedral's origins date back to the XIII century. Information is available inside the cathedral about its history and architectural styles.

TIP! It is believed that the cathedral has the original Holy Chalice or Holy Grail. Visit and see for yourself.

The cathedral’s impressive bell tower, known as the Miguelete (or Micalete) is a famous landmark in Valencia. If you’re feeling up to it, climb the stairs to the top and take in the magnificent panoramic views of the city all the way to the sea.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm.

Saturdays and days prior to ceremonial or religious days (eg: Christmas Eve): 10am - 5.30pm

Sundays and public holidays: 2pm - 5.30pm


Adults: €4

Groups: €2.70.

Please phone to book tickets: 661 909 687.

How to get to there:

Address - Plaza Reina, 46003, Valencia.

By bus: There are a large number of bus stops around Plaza de la Reina. The City Hall Square is also just a few minutes away.

By metro: Take the red or green line (3 or 5) to Xativa. Exit opposite the bus station and walk to Town Hall Square (two minute walk). Continue straight ahead to Plaza de la Reina (one minute walk).

By train: Take the train to North Station. Xativa metro station is outside. Follow above directions from the metro station.

From bus station: Take the metro (yellow line 1) to Angel Guimera and change to the red line (3) or green (5). Get off at Xativa.

Tel: 96 391 81 27